Navigating Change: Lessons on Leadership from the Seerah with Dr. Amr El-Fass

Workshop: Saturday, October 7, 2017 from 1:00pm-4:00pm

MIT (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Building 4, Room 370)

Workshop Fee: $25


Managing change is a critical skill for any leader to develop.  Whether change is mandated by external forces or internal needs, leaders who understand the dynamics of change are better equipped to help to analyze the factors at play and adopt the best strategies to move their teams forward through resistance.  The Prophet (pbuh) was a prime example of a leader who helped people navigate through change at a personal, interpersonal and communal level, ultimately transforming his society for the better and creating a model for future generations of Muslims to look back to for inspiration and guidance.  This workshop will help leaders at all levels develop tools for recognizing and navigating change using examples from the life of our beloved Prophet (pbuh).


Dr. Amr El-Fass is an innovative learning and development executive with 23 years of experience in building trusted partnerships with peers, leaders, and stakeholders across industries to drive business performance through human capital training initiatives. 12 years have been focused in the pharmaceutical industry. Since joining Janssen in 1994, Amr held various leadership roles in sales, regulatory, marketing and commercial functions. He was VP Learning & Development for Innovara leading the design, development, and implementation of innovative learning solutions and curricula that build commercial capabilities to achieve strategic priorities and maximize performance across commercial roles including marketing, sales managers, account managers and marketing managers to able to effectively manage direct reports and lead virtual teams. Key strengths include fun, resilient, networking, obstacles solving and achieving through difficult people.  He currently leads a home care company and serve as the executive director for the ISB in Cambridge.


Workshops $25


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